Spring Is In The Air

*inhale deeply* 

It’s a gorgeous, sunny day outside, and I find myself in a tank top as I do a bit of spring cleaning around the house.

No more pile of Christmas decorations in the loft!

The kiddos are with Meme today, so it’s quiet around here and I’ve actually been able to make efficient use of my time.  I’ve even had time to start a new knitting project!

I am using a gorgeous skein of Jojoland Melody wool fingering weight yarn in a variegated shade of teal and green that I found while checking the newest local yarn store.  Eneri Knits is a small shop, but boasts a cheerful array of delicious yarns and yummy knitting books.  I felt like I was in a candy store!  I’m attemping a lacy scarf with yarn overs and wrap turns; it’s relatively simple, but I have to keep checking the pattern to make sure I’m in the right place.  It’s not the suggested yarn for the pattern in 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, but I’m hoping it will be a nice substitute. 

Some of the windows are cracked open, and the the mild breeze wafts in the windows, fluttering the curtains.  I’ve been in and out of the house, taking the trash out, returning some things to the garage, going to get the mail.  I saw some crocuses basking in the warmth of the sun.

Hello, little flowers

Phil has been taking advantage of the nice weather and cleaning up the yard in preparation for our vegetable gardens this year.  I hope my black thumb doesn’t curse the endeavor!  He’s using his manly chainsaw to take down a couple trees that will provide wood for our woodstove next winter; we went through the entire woodshed heating our home this year! 

Look at those sexy orange safety chaps

After getting the mail, I decided to walk down the street a bit to say hello to our horsey neighbors.

A few of my grandmother’s things brighten up our living room with a flash of color. 

I love changing things up with the seasons – or anytime, really, if I’m bored with them.  I’ve always got some project ideas in mind.  I got a few boxes of my grandmother’s old glass Ball canning jars in the basement, and I’m getting some good ideas for putting them to use.  I also have these wooden frames; Phil said he could get glass cut to fit, so all I need to do is fix up the wood. 

I’m contemplating painting them in all different colors to display Gwen’s artwork, and am also toying with the idea of trying to adhere fabric to the edges.  Do you think Mod Podge would work?

Well, it’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun.  It’s almost time to pick up the little monsters and start thinking about dinner.  Think I’ll see if I can knit a few more rows…